What Does It Take to be the Healthiest You?
There is an inner knowing we have been conditioned and trained to silence within ourselves when we downloaded the manual of life and it rarely included the path of being the healthiest you. It included deep programming of what’s considered good and what’s bad, what is right and what is wrong. And it was constructed for the lowest common denominator and based on division and separation.
But there is no one-size-fits-all definition of success—and trying to fit into a mold that doesn’t suit us is a recipe for unhappiness. We each have the ability to question the preconceived notions and structures in place and allow for our own personal growth. And many of us are wondering whether we would rather be right or healthy?
Yesterday, I had a two-hour video conversation with a woman stepping out of the programming and feeling very alone. Everyone around her thinks she has gone mad and she feels that the world around her is simply mad. You see, Shane is questioning everything, including whether she wants to continue to run a global change practice or trek into the unknown. She no longer cares about being liked or accepted and is playing with how she can show up as the healthiest version of herself.
She just finished reading the F*ck the Bucket List trilogy and wanted to share her experience and explore possibilities. Shane also wanted to see if the person who wrote these books actually lived them. After our chat, Shane shared that she is starting to become aware that she is never truly alone and there are many of us out here trekking into the unknown. It’s just so hard to find each other but when we do, so much is possible.
Becoming the Healthiest You Takes Investment
It takes a village, sparking and caring for each other, to truly make a difference. Choosing unity, connection, and creation. Many have forgotten what this means in pursuit of never-ending programming of success and fear, which need constant feeding and depletes most souls.
One of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves is relearning to trust our internal navigation system; our deep knowing. The external noise will grow regardless. People will think we’ve gone mad. But what’s your gut whispering to you, when you put down the manual you were given?
Nature is a fierce teacher of unity and wholeness and everything possible. Nature is not outside ourselves. When we align with what’s natural—be it real authentic people, food from healthy soil, meaningful work or natural cycles and emotions that feed our souls, bodies, minds and hearts in unity—we reclaim our power. It’s then natural to simply create.
And when we are whole ourselves, we can find and connect with others to create holistic systems. These are all possibilities that are waiting for us to become aware of on the path of being the healthiest versions of ourselves. Loneliness, depression, and burnout, for example, are manmade creations and they are very real disruptors of our health. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There is another way when we build systems and institutions holistically.
We have an incredible opportunity to see business from a more holistic perspective. Imagine what would happen if we each had clarity on how we could help our organization succeed and, as a result, stop grappling with our own career path and need for a personal brand. It is an opportunity to integrate your life and no longer view your career as outside of yourself.
Sometimes you need to put the map down. No one has the course charted for you, no matter how much they may try to convince you that they know what you need in your life right now… Whatever your path, it is vividly and painfully clear that we have to stop the insanity of putting profits ahead of people, and evolve the world of work as a more purpose-driven experience.